The Vertigo Effect

The famous Alfred Hichcock effect takes shape. In blender!

Yea, that’s a realy cool effect, but fairly simple. Me and my friend discussed how to make it in a simple way IRL just a day ago. :slight_smile:

That’s cool, joecool. Brad Bird used this and other lens effects in The Incredibles. Doesn’t look as dramatic in CGI as it does in live action for some reason though. Seems like a long focal length in a CG camera doesn’t look as flat as it does with a real camera.

There’s a great crash-zoom in A Bug’s Life (when the hero ant first finds out he’s stuffed up). If you want a great example of this tracking zoom, look at The Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo first feels the riders on the road in the shire.